A quilt is a thick cover for a bed, made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding. Quilt is also a verb, so you can quilt a quilt.

The simplest quilts have two layers of fabric that are sewn on either side of a layer of batting, a thin type of stuffing. Patchwork quilts have small pieces of cotton sewn into patterns, and the fabric is sewn over the batting with stitches that make decorative designs. A quilt was originally the same thing as a mattress, and the word comes from the Latin culcita, "mattress or bolster."

Definitions of quilt
  1. noun
    bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    synonyms: comfort, comforter, puff
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    continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown
    a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
    patchwork, patchwork quilt
    a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
    crazy quilt
    a patchwork quilt without a design
    type of:
    bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding
    coverings that are used on a bed
  2. verb
    stitch or sew together
    quilt the skirt”
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    type of:
    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
  3. verb
    create by stitching together
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    type of:
    sew, tailor, tailor-make
    create (clothes) with cloth
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